Legacies and in memory gifts

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To give a fostered child the very best chance of a happy and successful life in which they achieve their goals and fulfill their potential is a very special legacy. That’s how you can help, by leaving a gift in your will to The Fostering Network.

A child goes into care in need of a foster family every 20 minutes. These children have often experienced neglect and abuse, or have witnessed domestic violence or substance abuse. Whatever their experiences, all of them will be suffering the trauma of being separated from their own families and need love, support and stability.

Foster carers can provide these children with what they need, and often give them their first positive experience of family life. When foster care works well, it can transform children’s lives. The Fostering Network exists to ensure that all fostered children have the best possible experience of foster care. Children are at the heart of everything we do and we are focused on providing them the support that they need to achieve their goals.  

Leaving a legacy to The Fostering Network

If you would like to help more children experience a better start in life then please do something inspirational today and leave a gift to The Fostering Network in your will.

Leaving a gift to The Fostering Network (a legacy) in your will means that your passion for supporting children lives on after you die. Your legacy, however large or small, will mean that we can do more to enable fostered children and young people to flourish and bring us closer to the time when fostered young people have the same life opportunities as their peers.

Usually people choose to leave a legacy that allows us to use their gift wherever the need is greatest. However if there is a particular aspect of our work that you feel strongly about, please contact us and we’d be happy to discuss in more detail the areas of work your legacy could support.

In most cases, your gift to The Fostering Network will be exempt from inheritance tax and so can help to reduce the tax burden on your friends or family. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on how to make your will as tax efficient as possible.

If you would like to speak to us about leaving a gift in your will to support the work of The Fostering Network please email Phil Jacob or call 020 7620 6439.

Our commitment to you

When you choose to leave a gift in your will to The Fostering Network we promise to:

  • answer any questions honestly and quickly
  • respect your decisions and not put you under any pressure
  • use the money wisely
  • be extremely thankful.

In memory gifts

Giving in memory of a loved one or friend is a very personal way of remembering them and supporting The Fostering Network’s work transforming the lives of fostered children and young people. 

Whether it’s through a collection at a funeral, an event held in memory of a loved one, or an online tribute site, we can offer advice, information and support.

To find out more please email Phil Jacob or call 020 7620 6439.